Monarch Aircraft Engineering Appoints Ian Bartholomew as Managing Director

The Monarch Group announced that Ian Bartholomew has been appointed as interim managing director of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), its aircraft maintenance division. He succeeds Mick Adams, who is leaving the business to take up a post at Etihad Airways as vice president of MRO based in Abu Dhabi.

Ian Bartholomew is currently commercial director of MAEL and has over 25 years’ experience in the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry. He joined Monarch in 2003 from the MRO arm of Air France/KLM.

“Mick expressed his desire to the Board in February to leave Monarch for the MRO business of Etihad Airways and has been working his notice period. In Ian Bartholomew we have an experienced replacement to lead the business and help to develop our future plans,” Andrew Swaffield, CEO of The Monarch Group, said. “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Mick Adams for his contribution to the business during his 29 years in total with the Monarch Group. This is a life-changing opportunity for Mick and his family and he departs with our best wishes for his future career.”

Mick Adams, managing director of MAEL, commented: “It has been a privilege to lead MAEL and I am very proud of the leading MRO market positioning that we have established, which is built on the credibility of our offer and the trust of our customers. I would like to thank the people in MAEL and across the Group for their loyalty and support over the years and I wish them continued success for the future.”